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Carnival Valor Cruise Review by AtlAlyson

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Carnival Valor
Carnival Valor
Member Name: AtlAlyson
Cruise Date: September 2012
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: 4A
Cabin Number: 1223
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment Not Rated
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 3.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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We had a group of 4 on the Valor. We had cabins 1223 & 1215 both were front starboard interior rooms. Looking for a cheap vacation we booked for roughly $540/pp so cheap with a great literary so we could not say no. Being down by the fishes in the front of the boat was actually really nice I would defiantly book a cabin in the same area if we went on the valor again. Only downside to the room was each time we pulled into port we didn't need the alarm because you could hear the thrusters (maybe the correct word..?) trying to push us to the dock. We woke up early each time so it was not a big deal but if you like to sleep in you may miss 15 minutes of sleep. It was nice to only have to walk down one floor to get off the ship and only have to walk up 2 floors to get to the main area. Barely rode the elevator at all.

We had late seating at 8:15 and were at the top level of the Lincoln dining room. All of my time dinning people were below us which made for some AMAZING people watching on formal night. Holy Cow just because you can zip a dress does NOT mean you should ware it. We did eat lunch in the Washington dining room for breakfast and lunch most days.

As far as the food goes there were several delicious options and several blan/boring options. The high points I would say were the lobster & shrimp, crab cake, chicken fingers & fries, the bacon mac and cheese, fish and chips from the buffet, and some of the meat dishes that I tasted from the boyfriend. Felt like the deserts were lacking and found myself eating 5 appetizers versus getting a main course most nights. Sushi is a must and is open from 5pm-8:15 on deck 5 by the casino! Spent a little time in the casino but overall was ok.

Went to the first show and never made it back other than the PACKED comedy club a couple nights.

Favorite part were the secret decks all the way forward on decks 6,7, and 10. Coming in and out of port nobody was ever out there.

Publication Date: 09/26/12
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